Tag: homes

Outdoor kitchen trends: Top appliance picks for the perfect summer staycation

By Jessica Petrino Spending time outside is a healthy way to enjoy the warm weather months. This year, we've seen rapid growth in outdoor living...

Real Talk: The benefits of staging your home

By Diann Carlson Ever wonder why some homes on your block go on the market and sell within days, while others languish for weeks, even...

Tips for a budget-friendly renovation

By Dawn Hoiem Remodeling can be daunting. The national average for a kitchen renovation is more than $20,000, and bathroom renos run anywhere from $2,500...

Home profile: What makes a house a home

By Margo Wagner | mwagner@alextimes.com Brigid Schulte and Tom Bowman’s two-story Terrett Avenue house is a place where children grow and learn, neighbors gather and...

Real Talk: Navigating the real estate market during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Diann Carlson Stay at home. Good advice to us all, but what if you want to move? How is our local market being impacted? The...

Real Talk: How to win the contract in a competitive market

By Kim Peele Buyers often tell us that they don’t want to participate in a bidding war. However, in our area, if a home is...

Home Profile: Breathing life into senior living

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com In a bright one-bedroom apartment with an open floorplan on the upper levels of Goodwin House, Mark Raabe exemplifies that...

Real Talk: The questions you should be asking when transitioning to...

By Diane Murphy Finding your next home is an important journey at any time in your life, but for many seniors, this experience can be...

Real Talk: Honest insight on interest rates

By Elizabeth Lucchesi There’s no need to write home about a couple tenths of a point increase. While mortgage rates ticked up last week, they’ll...

Real Talk: Buying a home when you already own one

By Jen Walker Maybe your family is growing, and you don’t have the space you need in your townhouse. Perhaps you are an empty nester,...